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Japanese Wii Vs American Wii: Which one should I buy?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by AssassinR, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. AssassinR

    AssassinR WiiChat Member

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    I am considering buying a Wii, but I do not know if I should get a Japanese one or a American one. Buying either one, or using either one is not a problem for me. My issue is that I want to play both American and Japanese games on my Wii. I understand there are mod chips and loader disks out there, but what is the best route? If it is not possible to play both regions on one system, I think I will just get the Japanese one.

    Also, I read something about Japanese Wii's not playing on certain American Tv's, is this true?
     
  2. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    You should really just get an American Wii, Japan gets things earlier than us in North America for the most part, but theres no need to buy a Japanese Wii. Unless you live in Japan, but if not then just get an American one.
     
  3. Destiny

    Destiny Survived WC for 2 years

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    buy the american wii...that would be the best decission.
     
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    zeon9881 Slowly drifting away

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    look at these to guys defending their beloved country

    JAPAN FTW lol J/k
     
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    Well with a Japanese Wii, people will probably charge you loads on shipping... and they'll be a lot more expensive in general.

    Just go American.
     
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    fo goodness sakes JAPAN FTW
     
  7. VidyaVince

    VidyaVince vidya gaems

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    Assuming you don't live in Japan, you're much better off with an American Wii.

    If money isn't an issue, I guess you can go with a Japanese Wii.
     
  8. lazyperson555

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    Why would an american buy a japenese wii? Thats just the most pointless thing I have ever heard of.
     
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    most things in america are from china so yea...
     
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    Destiny Survived WC for 2 years

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    american + american wii= good

    american + japan wii = not good

    get it?
     
  11. VidyaVince

    VidyaVince vidya gaems

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    But I can understand T-shirts and tables.


    Japanese Wii= Not made for Americans
    American Wii= Made for Americans
     
  12. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    why not get a wii from the uk, games come out like at least 3 months after everyone else's and they cost more, so i say thats the best way to go.:crazy:

    give more detail ffs, we need to no were u live and why you consider going for each wii
     
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    dont even go there jimbo, just dont
     
  14. KHgamer

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    i bought one before the wii came out in U.S on ebay. im i the only person that wanted the wii THAT badly?
     
  15. AssassinR

    AssassinR WiiChat Member

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    Money is not an issue. I can get friends to mail me Japanese wii games and a wii from Japan. Also, I am going to Japan for a while this year, but when i return to the US I want to still play both Japanese and English games.

    Also, no one has answered my tv question.

    I guess my real question is if mod chips are universal, in that if you put a american mod chip in a japanese wii, will it function the same way by unlocking it from being regional.
     
  16. AssassinR

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    Because I can speak and read Japanese.
     
  17. lazyperson555

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    ok but than you have to wait for your friends to send hem over from japan and youd probably have to pay for the shipping... and I'm not sure if japenese wiis have the same updates as american ones so that might also be a problem. Of course I'm just randomly gueesing that the updates might cause a problem... so you should go look that up before you decide to just agree with this. But either way it would be easier for you to just get an american wii. Hope I made sense about the updates...
     

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